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INSPECTION AT PORTSMOUTH.

FATAL ACCIDENTS IN CAMP.

END OF A DOUBLE LIFE.

FORCED TO DRINK POISON. =

SCENE AT A RESTAURANT.

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GIRL SUICIDE'S PATHETIC LETTER.

RECORD PUBLIC-HOUSE SALE.

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RECORD PUBLIC-HOUSE SALE. What was described as a record trans- action in public-houses was recalled by an action which terminated on Monday in the King's Bench Division. It was a elaihi by Mr. Alfred Moore, trustee of tltc est.nt.e ()r Mr. Frank J. Sullivan, against Mr. Richard Smith, public-house valuer arid broker, to recover X3,250 and £ 2,000 in connection with the sale of the' Angel, Islington, the Victoria, King's Cross, and the Rockingham, Newington-eauseway, in October, 1897. On behalf of Mr. Moore, it. was urged that in addition to £ 3.250 paid by Mr. Sullivan to the defendant on the purchase of the houses for £325,000 from a Mr. Brink icy, the defendant received £ 2,000 alleged secret commission from the vendors. Mr. Brinkley had since died, and Mr. Sullivan married the widow (Mrs. Brinkley). Then a commis- sion note was found relating to a payment by Mr. Brinkley to Mr. Smith, and the .plaintiff's case was that Mr. Sullivan paid his commission to the defendant in igno- rance of the fact that Mr. Smith was also being paid by the vendor. For the defence it was contended that the £ 2,000 was paid with Mr. Sullivan's knowledge. Defendant denied the alleged ne.erecy of the payment, and pleaded the Statute of Limitations. The jury found in favour of the plaintiff for the £ 5,250 claimed, with costs. Mr. Jus- tice Phillimore entered judgment for Mr. Moore with costs, and granted a stay of exe- cution, conditional upon the defendant pay- ing tlie money into Court within fourteen days.

ACCIDENT DELAYS A MARRIAGE.

A DESERTER'S MISTAKE.

DEAD MAN COMES HOME.

HOME HINTS. «'-

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FUN AND FANCY. ..!

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